I originally intended to put up a tower I would need to climb, and I
even bought a safety harness to allow me to do so safely. But then my
wife (now a ham too) persuaded me that I am too old for this sort of
thing and that I/we should spring for a tilt-over crank-up.
On 05/11/07 09:42 am Lee Buller wrote:
> This is more of a Lament that anything. A subscriber commented in the
> StepPIR vs any other antenna war....that he has plenty of ham friends to
> climb a tower.
> Well, try that in Kansas....with all the guys in our club pushing 60 and
> above with about three guys below the age of 40. Yes, we try to get young
> people involved, but most are not interested. The last class we had were all
> retirees wanting something to do...or...people interested in
> Disaster/Terrorist/ParaMilitary operations. These are the guys who want to
> have a mobile radio and a handitalkie on their belt. Not general run of the
> mill guys interested in radio/electronics/antennas/etc.
> I am sure there are other people out there living in the "hinterlands" that
> have the same issues....lack of Ham Friends in the immediate locale. RATS!
> If I need tower work done, my good buddies, AB0S and W0NO, have to drive 2
> hours. Well, that is par for the course in Kansas...at least iit is flat and
> straight roads and you can run 75 MPH.
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